from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Shaped or fashioned in a particular way.
- adjective Decorated with a design; patterned.
- adjective Represented, as in graphic art or sculpture; depicted.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Depicted; represented by figures.
- Adorned with figures: said of any manufactured articles, but especially of those which are intended for surface-decoration or which themselves are decorated superficially: as, figured silk; figured muslin; a figured wall-paper.
- In music, same as
- In heraldry, bearing the human face or features; indicating the face as a roundel, especially the sun or moon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Adorned with figures; marked with figures.
- adjective obsolete Not literal; figurative.
- adjective Free and florid. See
- adjective Indicated or noted by figures.
- adjective See Continued bass, under
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
- adjective of a natural material Having a pattern considered attractive appearing on a
- adjective Adorned with a figure or figures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (of e.g. fabric design) adorned with patterns
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It may take more talent to invent a single melodic turn of phrase for the expression of a conceit to write the “air” or the “theme” of a chanson, than to place two, three, or more counterpoints against a cantus firmus and to write what one calls figured music, or a finished composition (chose faite), though the latter requires more learning
“Rumors and innuendos, I’m told, in which your name figured prominently.”
Martin figured what the book would earn him on such a sale.
Has Palin figured out that in order to put on all her makeup and meet the news cycle of the east coast, she is gonna have to wake up awful early?
This beautiful bumpkin figured out that you can also conserve by decreasing the size of your bathtub — or, in this case, temporarily repurposing a washtub.
McCain figured correctly that he ought to run on his own merrit.
I guess McCain figured I didn't support the amendment (I didn't), because his jaw clenched, his face turned red, and he launched into a tirade.
Plus, Heinlein figured there were certain virtues youâ€ ™ d learn in military service that might make you a better voter.
Heinlein figured that those who choose to defend the political society they come from – a free one – have a pretty good understanding of the value of freedom, having defended it against real enemies.
Wallin figured in the goals that put the Hurricanes ahead 2-1 after the first period.